The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Plan is to travel from South Africa up North and then going through Sudan, Chad, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, to Europe. My question is having bought a 110 1989 Landrover which has a 4 cylinder petrol engine. I have spoken to many people and got as many ideas as to change the engine to diesel or not. Availability of "good" petrol is my question to you. Getting the car like it is at the moment into Europe I know I have to change the valve seats since leaded petrol is not available any more. Taking about 300l petrol along should give me some reach as well, but the question still remains is there petrol available on the "main" routes? Or do you think converting to diesel is a must. Time permitting please tell me what you think.
I donÕt know about Africa or every corner of the Sahara but if you stick to the main routes coming across the Sahel from Sudan petrol will be available right along your route. With an at-worst range of 1000km, youÕll make it and your engine will be familiar to locals right along your route.
Diesel only becomes preferable once you start venturing off the transit routes or off piste altogether - for the reasons listed on p.49 - and in my experience swapping engines can lead to all sorts of problems in the desert.
Have a good trip
------------------ Author of Sahara Overland and the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, among other things
It`s not necessary to change the valve seats, because there exists an additive, which is available at any petrol station in Europe.
Simply mix the right amount with 95 or 98 octane leadfree petrol.
Hope you`ll find the way, Flo
Location: Leicestershire,UK, or in my Iveco Daily 4x4
That age of Landrover (89?) runs on unleaded without any engine modifications, that is assuming that its the 2.5 petrol which it should be at that time (if its the 2.25 then sell it as its a lower power less economical and someones been messing with the vehicle)
I have just spoken to some travellers in southern Ethiopia who came via Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan & into Ethiopia. Fuel availability was no problem, and although petrol is (sometimes MUCH) mre expensive, certainly not worth changing the engine for.
It's worth taking lots spares if you have the little in line filters (or get a better filter installed).
It's also worthwhile taking a bit of (genuine) chamois leather that you can tie over the mouth of a funnel. This way, if you buy fuel from 220l drums, decant into a jerry can and then pour into the tank via the chamois lined funnel. This filters out everything, including water.
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